Posts Tagged ‘ Young Women ’

Our Changing Standards . . . or Not

August 6, 2013
Our Changing Standards . . . or Not

I recently posted on the observation that the standards in the 1965 For the Strength of Youth are somewhat silly and dated, not really timeless, when compared to today’s.  A comment was made that the themes (if not the specific standards) are consistent throughout the decades.  I went back through the pamphlets from the 1960s and […]

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Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Education, Faith, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 20 Comments »

Come Follow Me: Why are Covenants Important in My Life?

July 5, 2013
Come Follow Me: Why are Covenants Important in My Life?

Hello all!  My name is Bri.  I am a teacher of the 14 to 18 year old age group using the new Come Follow Me youth curriculum.  Most Sundays we have the 14 and 15 year old group show up.  For the next two weeks I get a break on teaching due to a fifth Sunday and […]

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Posted in Alternative Sunday School Lessons, Church Policy, Doctrine, Faith, General Conference, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

Daddy-Daughter Dances: Weekend Poll

March 23, 2013
Daddy-Daughter Dances:  Weekend Poll

Some old traditions are a sweet, nostalgic throwback to an earlier time of innocence.  Others are just weird relics of an outmoded way of thinking.  You decide. Discuss.

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Posted in America, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 9 Comments »

New Lesson Manuals: Weekend Poll

February 2, 2013
New Lesson Manuals: Weekend Poll

2013 has seen the launch of new lesson manuals for the youth:  YW, YM and Sunday School.  People have long been requesting that the youth manuals be updated.  But there has also been criticism that the YW manuals are all written passively in comparison to YM, to reinforce sexual stereotypes.  The manuals are also much […]

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Posted in Alternative Sunday School Lessons, Church Policy, Doctrine, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Equality or More Licked Cupcakes?: The New YM / YW Manuals

November 16, 2012
Equality or More Licked Cupcakes?:  The New YM / YW Manuals

Today’s guest poster is Molly. Back when I was in elementary school, the teachers of Utah went on strike. Now, I was only about 10 so my memories may be skewed, but I remember being told there were non-teacher substitutes (“scabs,” if you will), who were willing to come teach a few days. When they […]

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Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Doctrine, Faith, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 8 Comments »

For the Strength of YOUth

September 25, 2012
For the Strength of YOUth

I remember when they added “I Am a Child of God” to the hymn book.  I felt like I had already graduated from Primary, and suddenly I was back again, as if I were Adam Sandler being sent back to first grade.  For some, I’m sure the addition was nostalgic.  The song is not a […]

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Posted in Agency, Alternative Sunday School Lessons, Church Policy, Faith, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Sunday School | 34 Comments »

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